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Bob Dylan announces new UK tour – but one major activity has been banned | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
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Bob Dylan announces new UK tour – but one major activity has been banned | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has already played more than 130 shows in the USA as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways World Tour. However, Britain is about to get a larger share of the action as ten new shows have been announced.These include a three-night extravaganza at London's epic Royal Albert Hall, as well as additional dates in Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth. Elsewhere in the UK, Edinburgh will play host to the singer for two nights running too.The events, which take place in November 2024, will be extra special as mobile phones and cameras will be completely banned. The decision means that, instead of checking out footage of the gigs on Instagram or YouTube, the only way to witness the performances will be to attend in person.Despite racking up a huge...
Bob Dylan announces 2024 UK tour with three nights at Royal Albert Hall | Music | Entertainment
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Bob Dylan announces 2024 UK tour with three nights at Royal Albert Hall | Music | Entertainment

He may be 83, but Bob Dylan shows no sign of stopping, continuing his Rough and Rowdy Ways world tour into the winter.The music legend began the string of concerts back in December 2021 and has now announced a UK leg.The star will perform 10 special shows starting in Bournemouth’s Windsor Hall on November 1 and concluding with three nights at the Royal Albert Hall two weeks later.The announcement teased: “These upcoming concerts are an opportunity to experience this great artist on stage for a series of very special evenings.“What’s more, the shows are in partnership with Yondr who will prohibit the use of video cameras and mobile phones, making the occasion even more unique.”Bob Dylan 2024 UK tour datesFri 1st Nov: BIC Windsor Hall, BournemouthSun 3rd Nov: M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool...
How to get tickets to Taylor Swift Candlelight concert | Music | Entertainment
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How to get tickets to Taylor Swift Candlelight concert | Music | Entertainment

After that, there are Zones D, C, B and A tickets, which cost £25, £35, £44 and £49 each respectively. Each of these seats are spread out around Central Hall Westminster, providing different experiences.Finally, there's the premium tickets which come in at £59. And while they look sold out for now, keep an eye out, as they could still offer more in the coming weeks.The string quartet hosting the Candlelit Taylor Swift concert is none other than the London Sessions Quartet. And their setlist has already been revealed. You can see that on the left of this page.However, if you would rather experience Taylor Swift's music viscerally, there is still a way to get tickets to the upcoming Wembley Stadium shows. Here's everything you need to know:
Roger Taylor ‘never happy’ with first Queen album despite saucy ‘diversion’ | Music | Entertainment
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Roger Taylor ‘never happy’ with first Queen album despite saucy ‘diversion’ | Music | Entertainment

On this day in 1973 a heavy metal and prog rock album announced the arrival of one of the greatest bands in rock history with their eponymous debut.Queen had been gigging since 1970 and a lucky break had offered them the chance to road test brand-new recording facilities at De Lane Lea Studios in Dean Street, Soho. The resulting slick five-track demo included eventual debut single Keep Yourself Alive but only attracted one, unacceptable and low, record deal offer.Luckily, producers John Anthony and Roy Thomas Baker had heard the sessions and promoted the band to the owners of the prestigious Trident Studios, Barry and Norman Sheffield, who gave the band the chance to continue recording with them and oversaw all their publishing and management needs at the time.However, even when complet...
Elvis loved watching his old films except the one that caused him agon | Music | Entertainment
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Elvis loved watching his old films except the one that caused him agon | Music | Entertainment

Elvis made his 'best' film in 1957 but it broke his heart (Image: GETTY)Elvis loved movies. He had worked as an usher in his teenage years, idolising the likes of Tony Curtis and dreaming of being on the big screen himself one day. After he rocketed to fame in 1955, he was mobbed everywhere he went, so he would hire entire movie theatres for late night screenings where he and his friends (and girlfriends) could sit back and relax in peace.He also became one of the biggest box office stars from the mid-1950s into the early 1960's, making 31 feature films. Later in his career he would watch them back. All except one, which caused his so much personal pain he found it impossible to face.The King was certainly privately unhappy with some of his films, feeling their plots were increasingly ...
K-Pop icons Stray Kids BST Hyde Park stage times on Sunday – Who are S | Music | Entertainment
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K-Pop icons Stray Kids BST Hyde Park stage times on Sunday – Who are S | Music | Entertainment

South Korean artists have taken global charts by storm, lead by BTS, who are currently on a two-year break for military service. Taylor Swift was the best-selling artist last year, but the next two were both K-Pop groups, Seventeen and Stray Kids. The latter also had 2023's second and ninth-best selling albums in the world with 5-Star and Rock-Star.The eight-piece group is set to hit Hyde Park's main Great Oak Stage this Sunday, July 14, ahead of the July 19th release of their new EP Ate and lead single Chk Chk Boom. The lads' next world tour, Dominate, will kick off in Seoul in August.Scroll down for all the information you need to know about American Express Presents BST Hyde Park this weekend, including stage times, maps and all the rules and regulations about seats, bags, water bott...
Will Smith to perform at Andrea Bocelli 30th anniversary concerts – Get tickets | Music | Entertainment
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Will Smith to perform at Andrea Bocelli 30th anniversary concerts – Get tickets | Music | Entertainment

Bocelli shared: “It is one thing to cross paths fleetingly amidst spotlights and cameras, and quite another to be able to sit across from each other and savor the opportunity to chat and really get to know each other better.“We’re thrilled that Will Smith will join our extraordinary adventure of the Teatro del Silenzio. It makes us proud to be able to host this pyrotechnic artist, acclaimed actor, producer and musician.”Andrea Bocelli’s 30th anniversary concert takes places in Tuscany on July 15, 17 and 19 and tickets can be booked here.
ZZ Top review – Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard’s hard blues rock alive and well | Music | Entertainment
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ZZ Top review – Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard’s hard blues rock alive and well | Music | Entertainment

Last night, ZZ Top descended upon London’s Wembley Arena for their only UK show of the Elevation Tour.Following opening hard rock acts Those Damn Crows and Rival Sons, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard entered on stage for Got Me Under Pressure.The wonderful eccentric showmen were joined by the late Dusty Hill’s guitar tech Elwood Francis playing a giant 16-string yellow bass; provided an epic opener.This would be one of several instrumental changes throughout the show including the iconic fluffy axes for Legs.Throughout the concert, Gibbons’ hoarse vocals met the gutsy, grungy sound of his exceptional electric guitar riffs, as the fat bass vibrations pounded out; even being physically felt by the audience at the front.ZZ Top gave fans the singalong hits from Gimme All You...
Lulu ‘urges’ concert goers to wear ear protection | Music | Entertainment
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Lulu ‘urges’ concert goers to wear ear protection | Music | Entertainment

Lulu has shared she has moderate hearing loss - as she embarks on her seventh decade of touring. The Scottish pop star, 75, had started to notice a change in her hearing and had it checked following her Glastonbury performance in June.She admitted to struggling with 'ringing in her ears for years' before learning she now needs hearing aids because of the moderate hearing loss.As a result, the 'Shout' singer has teamed up with Specsavers, where she had her hearing check, and the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) to encourage concert goers to take steps to protect their hearing.She said: "After being on stage nearly all of my life, I have always noticed ringing and muffled sounds, but never really thought much of it. Music has always been a cornerstone of everything I do, so it's i...
People are only just realising what ABBA means – 50 years on | Weird | News
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People are only just realising what ABBA means – 50 years on | Weird | News

It's hard to believe it's been 50 years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest.The Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm back in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. It was two years later, in 1974, that they were crowned Sweden's first winner of the competition, as their hit song "Waterloo" saw them take home the gong.But, even though we've been singing their hits for years, the group's name is actually pretty clever, as it's an acronym of the first letters of the members names, arranged as a palindrome. This is when a word, number, phrase or other types of symbols read the same backwards and forwards.Due to their epic catalogue of hits, it's no surprise that ABBA are one of the most successful pop groups of all time. Consisting of two ma...